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Body feared to be that of missing Armagh man Norman Prentice

By Cate McCurry

The family of missing Norman Prentice are preparing for the worst after a body was found in the search for the Co Armagh man.

The body was recovered from a river in the Corcrain area of Portadown on Saturday following extensive searches.

Police said that although no formal identification has been made, Mr Prentice's family have been informed.

It comes after distressed relatives had issued an appeal for his safe return, telling him: "Come home, we are waiting for you."

In a death notice he was described as the beloved father of John, Peter, Maria and Conlon.

The Portadown man was reported missing on January 15 but had not been seen for a number of days beforehand.

Officers investigating his disappearance are providing comfort to the Prentice family.

The PSNI said: "During our search for missing person Norman Prentice, a body has been recovered from the river in Corcrain.

"The family and ourselves would like to thank you for the overwhelming show of public support, sensitivity and encouragement since January 15."

Police also paid tribute to those involved in the search effort, including the Community Rescue Service, Lough Neagh Rescue, a dive team, a locally organised search, and police investigators.

"We would ask that this sensitivity and respect for the family continue, and that people remember how public social media is when discussing this tragic incident," it added.

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